We aim to break into top 10 prior to the Olympics: Ashwini Ponnappa
We aim to break into top 10 prior to the Olympics: Ashwini Ponnappa

 Fresh from her triumphant exploits with senior partner Jwala Gutta in the Canadian Open, shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Sunday said the ace Indian doubles pair was now aiming to break into the top ten while qualifying for next year's Rio Olympic Games.

Shuttler Kidambi​ Srikanth seeded No.3 at Chinese Taipei Open
Shuttler Kidambi​ Srikanth seeded No.3 at Chinese Taipei Open

 World No.3 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth is the only Indian to be seeded at the $200,000 Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold which will be held at the Taipei Arena here from July 14 to 19.

At least now, govt should support us: Jwala Gutta
At least now, govt should support us: Jwala Gutta

Fresh from her Canada Open triumph along with Ashwini Ponnappa, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta today urged the government to come out and support the doubles specialists in their endeavour to win an Olympic medal next year at Rio.

Relieved Lee back in winner's circle, even if out of pocket
Relieved Lee back in winner's circle, even if out of pocket

The paltry Canadian Open winner`s cheque didn`t even cover the cost of his flight back to Malaysia but that mattered little to former world number one Lee Chong Wei who was just relieved to be a champion again.

Telangana CM congratulates Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa on Canada Open win
Telangana CM congratulates Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa on Canada Open win

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday congratulated Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa for winning the Canada Open title.

It is a big boost ahead of the World Championship: Ashwini Ponappa
It is a big boost ahead of the World Championship: Ashwini Ponappa

Ecstatic after winning the Canada Open women's doubles title with Jwala Gutta, Indian shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Monday said consistency has been the key to their success and this victory is a big boost ahead of the prestigious World Championship in August.

Lee Chong Wei wins Canada Open to take back-to-back titles
Lee Chong Wei wins Canada Open to take back-to-back titles

Malaysia`s Lee Chong Wei continued his triumphant return following an eight-month doping ban by beating Hong Kong`s Angus Ng Ka Long to win the Canada Open on Sunday.

Jwala-Ashwini pair wins Canada Open
Jwala-Ashwini pair wins Canada Open

Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won the Canada Open women's doubles title after upstaging the top-seeded Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in the summit clash here.

Jwala-Ashwini storm into Canada Open final
Jwala-Ashwini storm into Canada Open final

India's women's badminton doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa stormed into the final of the $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix tournament after beating Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto of Japan 21-17, 21-16 in the semi-finals.

Jwala-Ashwini reach semifinals of Canada Open
Jwala-Ashwini reach semifinals of Canada Open

Commonwealth Games silver medallist pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa emerged as the lone Indian survivors at the Canada Open after reaching the semifinals of the USD 50,000 Grand Prix badminton tournament here.

Shuttlers Jwala-Ashwini, Sai, Jayaram in Canada Open quarters
Shuttlers Jwala-Ashwini, Sai, Jayaram in Canada Open quarters

The Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, men's singles shuttlers B. Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram reached the quarter-finals of the $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix at the Markin MacPhail Centre here.

Want to be on top of my game in World Badminton Championships: Parupalli Kashyap
Want to be on top of my game in World Badminton Championships: Parupalli Kashyap

London Olympic Games quarter-finalist Parupalli Kashyap wants to train hard for seven weeks and be at the peak of his game and fitness ahead of the August 10-16 World Badminton Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Praneeth, Jayaram, Pawar reach second round of Canada Open
Praneeth, Jayaram, Pawar reach second round of Canada Open

Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar reached the second round of the USD 50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix after notching up comfortable victories in the men's singles competition, here on Wednesday.
 

Saina Nehwal to get 9 lakh for hiring physiotherapist
Saina Nehwal to get 9 lakh for hiring physiotherapist

The Sports Ministry has sanctioned an amount of Rs 9 lakh to badminton star Saina Nehwal for hiring a full time physiotherapist till 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Manu-Sumeeth lose in US Open final

Their dreams of a maiden Grand Prix gold title ended up in smoke after Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy suffered a straight-game loss in the finals of the US Open badminton tournament here.

Lee Chong Wei wins first title since doping ban
Lee Chong Wei wins first title since doping ban

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei won the U.S. Open on Sunday to claim his first title since returning from an eight-month doping ban.

Attri-Reddy in finals of US Open; Praneeth, Jwala-Ashwini out
Attri-Reddy in finals of US Open; Praneeth, Jwala-Ashwini out

Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy reached the finals but it was curtains for B Sai Praneeth and women's doubles combo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa at the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.

Shuttlers Sai, Jwala-Ashwini, Manu-Sumeeth in US Open semis
Shuttlers Sai, Jwala-Ashwini, Manu-Sumeeth in US Open semis

Indian singles shuttler B. Sai Praneeth and the doubles pairs of Manu Attri/B. Sumeeth Reddy and Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa advanced to the semifinals of the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold at the Suffolk County Community College here.

Sai Praneeth in quarterfinals of US Open GP Gold
Sai Praneeth in quarterfinals of US Open GP Gold

Sai Praneeth sailed into the quarterfinals after a hard-earned victory while compatriots Ajay Jayaram and R M V Gurusaidutt lost their respective men's singles matches as Indians had a mixed day at the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.

Three Indian shuttlers in pre-quarters of US Open GP Gold
Three Indian shuttlers in pre-quarters of US Open GP Gold

Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, R M V Gurusaidutt and Sai Praneeth entered the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles event at the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after victories over their respective opponents here.